DR. T. B. SMITH has written a book of a very unusual type, since it is neither a text-book of analysis nor a text-book of physical chemistry, but a review of the processes of analysis in the light of modern knowledge and of physico-chemical laws. For this purpose he has considered a series of analytical operations, such as the precipitation of barium sulphate, lead sulphate, ferric hydroxide, and silver halides, the titration of chlorides against silver nitrate, of acids against alkalis, and of oxidising against reducing agents, and the methods of electro-analysis, and has brought to bear on them a wealth of physico-chemical experience which may win the admiration even of a well-read student of physical chemistry.
Analytical Processes: a Physico-Chemical Interpretation.
By T. B. Smith. Pp.viii + 373. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1929.) 12s. 6d. net.